Tag Archive for Homeland Security

never fly again

That was the half-serious working-title of an assessment a friend did on the airline industry after 9/11. Reading this latest tale of woe in the industry, you’re left to wonder why it wasn’t the actual title.

who is watching the nappers?

It is less an exposé on the guard business, which has long been notorious for shady hiring and massive labor churn, but a reminder that in this day and age physical security is still a game of low-ball for most…

fallujah usa, revisited

Prudent and timely: The White House is staging a high-level exercise Saturday to test responses to the prospect of a massive domestic terrorist attack involving IEDs (improvised explosive devices)—the same deadly roadside bombs that have been used by insurgents against…

indefatigable

Charlie Allen on following the conventional wisdom: “Don’t listen too much to what others are telling you,” Mr. Allen said. “Constantly re-examine your assumptions.” I would say he was both a literal and figurative grandfather of the IC, but I…

Vindication & Another Reminder

If memory serves this is not a totally accurate portrayal of related events; I believe the Bureau backed him after the Lab did not, but then pulled the rug out from under him; and Titan Rain is the name of…